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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 31, 2010 9:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I can't believe I'm recommending this

Here we go .... 3 - 18 - 95 2nd set
Now lobster and utop. have reviewed this show to their displeasure which you can read about , along with the 47 other reviews . Phil is down in the mix ( who was on the board that night ? ) , but for the era the mix is O. K.. CM 's source is ( again ) the default source here . Listen to the ' liberated bootleg ' ( w/ a nasty cut in PINB ) to compare . In an era that you hoped they wouldn't be a complete trainwreck , and maybe you'd get something resembling GD , something that pleases - this delivers . Not much new ground here , but everyone is present and listening . The gem here is the VOJ where JG is clear as a bell , remembers almost all the voluminous lyrics ( DRow level here ) , and gives it his all . Space , yes , Space is not a B.room break here . Dare I say from 11' on is very good . Finally , Rain is sweet . IATM I like , but VW ( who doesn't drive me to distraction in this set ) non-fans probably won't .

As a side note , from gleng1s' review , " Life on tour is hell ... " . That says it all about the end .

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: May 31, 2010 5:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't believe I'm recommending this

spectrum 95 me and 2 other friends got burnt with counterfeit tickets only show i ever got ripped at.the dude looked just like the shakedown st. cartoon eyes and teeth no hat but a big big wad of cash tickets looked very real but not under the blacklight. stayed out in the lot for a lil while sippin on some corn liquor and smoke then headed back towards va. hitting up the disc golf courses on the way back. made up for it going up to vermont that summer and seen that show

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 31, 2010 6:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't believe I'm recommending this

Corn Liquor ? So many good little bourbons , so little time . That's a long ride from VA to Highgate '95 . I hope you had a good time there and back again .
My last show . My wife and I took my uncle ( more older brother in age ) and his wife to their first show . After the first set he said , " that man is dying . " It was a depressing experience . Lots of non-ticket holders in the crowd that night , presaging things to come ...

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: May 31, 2010 6:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't believe I'm recommending this

yeah it was a killer trip. it was like a 2 week camping trip.had a blast on the road.stopped in ma.to visit family then headed south. ran low on cash had to pass up giants st.and rfk. vt. was the last time i seen jerry play.the last tune i saw was liberty. oh the corn liquor was 100% carolina moonshine in mason jars and all one mixed with strawberries the other peaches real smooth stuff but packed a big punch if you had too much to fast :) till this day i;m still in touch with both those friends.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 31, 2010 7:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't believe I'm recommending this

Granted then . I lived on the outskirts of Durham for a while , and have indeed had such liquor , and in Mason jars too . Oh boy , yeah packing a punch . It's like drinking Bookers @ 126ish proof and it goin' down like honeydew vinewater .
Camping back down the Appalachian spine sounds a whole lot better then that '95 summer tour .
We both heard the same last song . My wife and I were leaving , having lost our newbies during the break , and we paused at the exit till they finished . Then we watched people exiting for a long time - hoping to find my uncle , but looking @ all the faces . We both knew we were witnessing a moment in time .

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Poster: wineland Date: Jun 1, 2010 9:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't believe I'm recommending this

Lord Buckley's Routines
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God's Own Drunk
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I'd like to do a little creative wig bubble for you called "God's Own Drunk."

I want the boys to... of course... with their Prince Bernard, and Sir James, and the Lady Doris and Prince Valentine.

You know, a creative orchestra, my lords, my ladies, is a rare and delightful thing. Right? Look! Do you see any music?

I gotta do a thing for you called, "The Cop Out," one time. It's a beautiful thing. And a thing called "The Bad-Rapping of the Marquis de Sade." A very interesting affair.

But for the moment I'd like to do for you "God's Own Drunk."

Said, eh, just like I say before. I, I'm a non-drinkin' man. Never drank for some season or other. Didn't like it. But like I said, too, I promised to take care of my brother-in-law's still while he went in to vote.

Went up there and it was just where the map said it was. And I'm a gonna tell you something - it was no little old five or ten cent still. It was laid there just like a golden mountain opel, with a kind of a honey dew cry comin' from it.

I ain't a drinkin' man, like I 'splained to you, but that big old yellow moon was a hangin' up there, and God's lanterns was a hangin' in the sky, and that curiosity got the best of me, and I took a slash.

And I got a crazy, revolutionary feelin' in my doby. That yellow whiskey went down my throat like honey dew vine water. Humph, it tasted mighty good!

I felt a revolution goin' through my body like there was great neon signs a goin' up an' sayin', "There's a Great Life a Comin'!"

Feelin' it talkin' to me, and I took another slash, and I got another jolt, and I took another slash, and I started to sing.

I started to sing.

And that big old yellow moon a hangin' out there and God's sweet lanterns a hangin' in the sky, and I's a singin'.

Never could sing a note before in my life, but I's a singin' as fine and as pretty as you'd ever want to hear.

And I took another slash.

And then I took a big full...

That big old yellow moon a hangin' out there. God's lanterns a hangin' in the sky, and suddenly I got a tremendous revolution of emotion in my bodylike I was fallin' in love with everything in God's sweet world that moved, lived, didn't live, animate, inanimate, black, blue, green, pink, mountains, fountains.

I was in love with life, 'cause I was drunk!!

I wasn't fallin' down, slippin', slidin' drunk.

I was GOD'S OWN DRUNK!

A fearless man!

And that's when I first saw the bear.

Big old Kodiak-lookin' fella, about sixteen foot tall.

I walked right on up to that bear, 'cause I was God's Own Drunk and I loved everything in this world. Walked right up tight to him about four-and-a-half feet and I looked right up in his eyes and I want to tell you somethin' brothers and sisters-my eyes was redder than his was! Hung him up.

And he's a sniffin', he's a sniffin'. He's tryin' to smell some fear. He can't do it, 'cause I'm God's Own Drunk and I'm a fearless man.

He expects me to do two things, flip or fly. I don't do either. Hangs him up.

I told him, I said, "Mr. Bear, I'm God's Own Drunk and I love every hair on your twenty-seven acre body. I'm a fearless man!"

Said, "I want you to go... I know you got bear friends over the hill there. Harry Bear, and Tim Bear, and Jelly Bear, and Tony Bear, and Teddy Bear, and Field Bear, Hazel Bear, John Bear, Pete Bear, and Rare Bear! Go over and tell all of them that I'm God's Own Drunk tonight and I love everything in God's green creation. I love them like brothers but if they give me any trouble I'm gonna run every God-damn one of 'em off the hill!"

I moved up. Don't you know he moved back two feet.

I reached up and took the bear by the hand. I said, "Mr. Bear, we're both beasts when it comes right down to it."

He's a lookin' down at me.

I said, "I want you to come with me. You're gonna be my buddy. Buddy Bear."

Took him right by his big, old, shaggy man-island sized hand, led him on over, sat him down by the still.

Well, he's a sniffin'. He's a sniffin'. He knows there's honey dew around there, some kind of honey bear honey dew of some kind. He's a sniffin'

I know what he's a sniffin' at.

I took a slash or two myself to taste 'er out and I filled him a bottle.

Did you ever see them bears, the sillouette of them bears at the circus, suckin' up that sasparilla? Ahhh, it's a fine lookin' sight!

And he downed another bottle. And he downed another bottle. And I put two more in him and pretty soon he started to sniff and snort. Tapped his foot.

And he got up and started to do The Bear Dance. Two sniffs, three snorts, a half a turn and one grunt.

And I'm trying' to do it, but I couldn't do it 'cause it was just like a jitterbug dance, it was so simple it evaded me.

But we was a dancin' and yellin'!

And God's sweet moon a hangin' in the sky, and God's sweet lanterns out there and there's jubilation and love on that hill.

And finally my love, it up and got so strong it overwhelmed my soul, and I laid back in the sweet green hill with that big, old Buddy Bear's paw right in mine and I went to sleep.

And I slept for four hours and dreamt me some tremulous dreams.

And when I woke up that old, yellow, moon was a hangin' in the sky, and God's sweet lanterns is out there and my buddy the bear was a missin'.

And you know something else, brothers and sisters?

So was the still!

From Buckley's Best, World Pacific Records

Transcribed by Earl Rivers


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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 1, 2010 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't believe I'm recommending this

Who doesn't like the King of the Parrot-heads . That's old Buffet there , in the ' God's Own Drunk ' . Sweet Honeydew Vinewater indeed . Worth checking out > Living and Dying in 3/4 Time

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Poster: wineland Date: Jun 1, 2010 12:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't believe I'm recommending this

One of my favorite live album releases is Buffet's "You Had To Be There" and Jimmy does God's Own Drunk. Lord Buckley was the original storyteller of it.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 1, 2010 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't believe I'm recommending this

I did not know that any of his story , thanks .

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 31, 2010 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't believe I'm recommending this

Why can't you believe you're recommending a "late era" show? Is it because the "early era bullies" tend to denigrate anyone who recommends a show outside their warped, narrow space/time continuum? Brother, if you find pleasure and/or musical worthiness in any show 1965-1995 then please recommend it. There are those here who will attempt to humiliate you , but there are also those who will appreciate the recommendation. You see, some "Deadheads" appreciate The Grateful Dead and not just some minuscule portion of their vast musical output.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 31, 2010 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't believe I'm recommending this

uu , it's not out of any "them be fightin' words " , that I am a bit beyond be belief , re: 3 - 18 - 95 . For my ear , a whole set kept together , and one that pleases me for '95 , is the surprise . That is not what I would expect of them as late as '90 , when I expected them to blow my mind on a nightly basis . I have a very subjective view of my and others listening exp. > What GD rocks your world is your business . There are strong opinions here and put rather baldly sometimes . Good . Lively debate , and no or as little administrating as possible , is best . Can you get bit here , yeah . But that is part of the ride . Watch out now , out here on Easy St.
BTW , Only you can allow yourself to be " humiliated " , and sometimes it's real good to have those feelings if warranted ( shame is So out of style ). If it is external , I know it's hard , but don't give others words power > Wastes a lot of precious energy .

Since I don't touch this era much , here are a few other shows to consider . In general , Stella's from '94 were good .
3 - 27 - 94 MD
7 -20 - 94 High Time , Corrina > MD
10 -14 - 94 S/Fire ( maybe best of year ), Corrina > ( Matilda ? ) Jam
10 -17 - 94 Eyes
Only bits and pieces , that why 3 - 18 - 95 , all 2nd is unusual ( unique ?) .

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Jun 1, 2010 7:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't believe I'm recommending this

Perfectly stated, User Unknown. Thanks.

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Poster: agstwst33 Date: Jun 2, 2010 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't believe I'm recommending this

Well you should believe it....This was a wonderful show!The 2nd set was definetly the highlight of the evening with"Last Time>Visions of Johanna." and the encore of"Rain."The"Visions"alone was breath-taking and Jerry knew he had rocked the coliseum and blown our minds!He nailed that song...and the entire show,on a whole,was right on.Late era GD is the most heart-felt and soulful of all the years,IMO,so I don`t find 3/18/95 hard to reccomend,or any show,for that matter.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jun 1, 2010 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't believe I'm recommending this

Always willing to listen to a late era show if someone has high praise for it. Went back to see what I reviewed and i think I gave it 2 stars. Honestly, I'll stand by it . I wasn't that floored but others may dig, especially the It's all too much breakout.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jun 1, 2010 2:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't believe I'm recommending this

VOJ , lobster , no ?

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jun 1, 2010 3:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I can't believe I'm recommending this

I'm in the minority but I like the 1986 versions of VOJ better.